Phil Sutcliffe of the Los Angeles Times profiled UK hip hop acts The Streets (aka Mike Skinner) and Ms Dynamite, who poured her life and beliefs into lyrics. Melodies flowed. But, as a novice vocalist, she still felt shaky until near the end of the album. “Everything was so new I was afraid to let go,” Ms Dynamite said. “I couldn’t do the little vocal acrobatics, the ad-libs, none of that. Then in Stockholm [with a producer called Bloodshy] I wrote and recorded two songs in a day and on the second one, ‘Krazy Krush,’ I was like, ‘Let me try this harmony here, let me double that bit, let me ad-lib there.’ When I finished, my manager, Tyrone, said to me, ‘You just did that all by yourself’.”
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